If you’re looking for a fun teacher appreciation gift then check out this twist on teacher appreciation crafts, a kid-made tote! Teachers always use totes to carry supplies in and out of the classroom, and every teacher I know always appreciates the gift of another tote.
Use these cute words and your child’s own art to create a gift that your teacher will not only love, but also be able to use for years to come! The cool thing about this teacher appreciation gift is that your child’s teacher will think of them every time they use the tote.
Read on how to make your very own tote as a personal and useful teacher appreciation craft!
Teacher Appreciation Gift
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE TOTE AS A TEACHER APPRECIATION CRAFT
MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE TEACHER TOTE ART:
Follow these directions to make your easy handmade teacher gift tote:
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- Inexpensive tote
- Fabric paint
- Stencil (optional)
- Paper towels
How to make the homemade tote
You can use any size tote for this that you want- small totes are good for carrying small stacks of paper and odds and ends, while larger totes are better for carrying books, boxes, and art supplies.
Before you get started making your teacher appreciation crafts, lay out everything you’ll need: paint, brushes, clothes covers, paper towels, newspaper- anything that can help prevent messes from happening.
HOW TO MAKE A TEACHER APPRECIATION TOTE
To get started with your tote, place a piece of cardboard behind one side of the tote. This will keep the paint from seeping through to the other side of the tote.
Outline the words (or if your child is old enough, have them write it), or use stickers as stencils.
You can use your teacher’s name instead of Tote-ally Rad. We used this here in the teacher appreciation gift tote as an example.
“Teacher’s Name is tote-ally rad!”
Let the wording dry, then allow the child to decorate the tote as desired. You can also do like we did and color a rainbow over the stenciled words, then peel the stickers away to reveal the hidden words.
Once the tote is completely dry, you can flip it over and paint the other side, or you can leave it blank.
Let the teacher appreciation gift tote dry for 24 hours before you give it to the teacher.
Wrap up the tote in a cute little package and watch your kids teacher’s eyes light up as they open their tote!
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More Teacher Gift Ideas:
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- Get him/her this amazing Teacher Planner! I’ve already written about my love for the Erin Condren Life Planner and how to journal with a planner. Their teacher planner is AMAZING.
- Amazon Gift Card
- A Visa Gift Card is almost like cash, they can spend it wherever they want.
- Coffee shop gift card
- Gift Card Poem
- Dry Erase Marker Gift